If you're looking for a sterile, top-notch experience, keep looking; if you don't mind a little extra 'character' and grunge, this place will work fine. It smelled like second-hand smoke despite being a non-smoking hotel, and the walls were pretty dirty. But the sheets and floors and bathroom were clean, and everything worked fine. There is a bit of noise from out in the hallway (doors opening and closing), and from our room we could also hear the nearby trains coming and going from busy Shin-Imamiya (but hey, that's how *close* it is!). This is our second time staying here, so obviously we've found the excellent price, convenient location, useful facilities, and helpful staff more important than any negatives. And they've definitely improved their internet from the first time we came (a year and a half ago), so well done, Taiyo!